Donald Dean Cardwell, Sr., 67, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013 at a local healthcare facility with his loving family at his side.
Donald was born on September 12, 1946 in St. Joseph to Roy William and Mary Lucille (Hicks) Cardwell. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, brother, John William Cardwell, great-grandson, Britt Edwin Brant and nephew Kenneth Cardwell.
He worked at the Missouri State Hospital in the housekeeping department until working as security for the hospital. He retired in 2003 after 34 years of employment and was an active member in the hospital’s union.
He married Mary Marie Sipes on July 31, 1967 in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.
Additional surviving family includes son, Donald Dean Cardwell, Jr., daughter, Donna (John) Swanson, brother, James Lee Cardwell, all of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Samantha Cardwell, Danielle Swanson, Heather (Bryson) Brant, Jay Swanson, Ashley, Ondrea and Kreeden Cardwell; great-grandchildren, Talon Bailey and Raiden Swanson; and several nephews. He loved his family dearly.
Memorial Service 2:30 PM Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM Tuesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday evening.
The family requests memorial contributions to Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel to help defray funeral expenses.